Male and Female teams for each age group are formed for
Division 1 through the Club’s annual grading process (13 to U16)
All other divisions through social and friendship groups.
Non graded teams attend one training session per week and can attend optional development sessions
Division 1 graded teams attend one training session and one compulsory development session per week
Training takes place at one of BDFC’s grounds- Birchgrove, Easton, Glover St or Cohen Park on a week day afternoon
Games are played at home and away fields throughout the Canterbury District Football Soccer Association (CDSFA)
Sunday from 8am to 5pm
All players are expected to wear the club’s full kit (shirt, shorts, and socks)
Players bring their own football boots and shin pads
Volunteer coaches drawn from our parent and player community provide coaching for our youth teams. Parents are encouraged to participate as coaches or assistant coaches and will be provided with all the resources required to support their team, including opportunities to complete relevant coaching certificates.
Each team has a volunteer manager drawn from the parents and carers of the team players. For these age groups, the manager’s role is to:
Communicate games and training sessions times and locations
Manage player cards and game record sheets
Pay referee match fees
Assist the team coach in managing game day activities
Coordinate the team to complete the teams ground official duties
Volunteer Managers are fully briefed and supported by the Club
Ground Official Duties
Each Balmain home team needs to provide ONE volunteer for EVERY HOME game, EVERY WEEK however only for the one game prior to their HOME GAME. This means if you are playing at one of Balmain’s Home Grounds (as the HOME team) at 11am, you will need to provide Ground Official service for that field at 10am (or whatever time the game before yours is scheduled for).
Teams playing the first game of the day do not need to provide a Ground Official – club staff will fulfil this duty for those games and for the last game of the day.
For more information on Youth teams contact the coordinator for your age group